• Buy The "You Can Be" Book Online!

  • Welcome to You Can Be Kids

    DIY Inspired Playtime
    • Buy The Book

      “You Can Be” is now available on Amazon.com in Hardback, Paperback and E-book!

    • DIY

      Learn how to create a few items from the book here online!

    • Donate

      Donate to our Crowdriser that has a goal of giving 325+ books to low income neighborhood libraries!

    • Contact

      Have a question or suggestions? Email us on our contact page!

  • See some photos from the book!

    • Creative Imagery

      Bright and colorful DIY sets feature children playing make believe from mythical characters to diverse professions.

    • Inspiring poetry

      Each photo is accompanied by an inspirational poem so that children can be encouraged to become what they want during playtime.

    • Foster Creativity

      Each photo and poem jumpstarts creativity with household resources.

    • Support Diversity

      Many children do not see themselves in what is available on the bookstore shelves. We have featured many children of different genders, ages and races so that all children feel represented.

    • Promote Literacy

      The book is created with all children in mind from any economic background to make reading and creating fun and exciting.

    • Books Sold

      Number of books sold on Amazon

    • Books Donated

      To homes and public libraries across the United States. Help us donate on our Crowdrise Page!

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      Satisfied Parents

      Parents can read AND create with their kids!

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      Happy Kids

      Learning to read while creating with crafts

    • Love the empowering, DIY, multi-cultural, creative atmosphere of this book! Can’t wait to order the hard copies for baby shower gifts and kids birthdays!

      Abby
    • Love the pictures of all the kids interacting with the “make it yourself” props. There are mythical characters and “real world” professions covered in a creative and poetic way. Kids and parents will definitely love reading the poems together. I highly recommend gofting this inexpensive and inspirational book!

      Brandon B
    • Photography and illustrations and poetry were excellent for inspiring kids . All ethnicities and cultures of families will love this book

      Andrew S
    • Wonderful children’s book with awesome and creative photos!

      Erica D
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